US Republican presidential campaign in crisis

By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2016

Discussions within the Republican Party establishment over the fate of the Trump candidacy coincide with criticisms of Trump by the Democrats from the right.

Democrats seize on Khan-Trump conflict to woo right-wing support

Clinton campaign appeals to Republicans and the military

US courts strike down “Voter ID” laws in four states

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Baltimore County police shoot, kill young mother

By Shelley Connor, 4 August 2016

Days after charges were dropped against the cops in the Freddie Gray murder case, police in the Baltimore area shot Korryn Gaines to death and wounded her five-year-old son.

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Whistle-blower Chelsea Manning: “I became very, very sad” during torture

By Tom Carter, 4 August 2016

A recently published interview sheds light on the conditions faced by Manning, the US Army whistle-blower and political prisoner, who attempted suicide on July 5.

British RAF carry out airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq

By Robert Stevens, 4 August 2016

The bombings mark a further escalation of Britain’s participation in imperialist military operations in the Middle East.

New chemical weapons claims pose threat of US escalation of Syrian war

More airstrikes in new US war in Libya

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UK law firm boasts blocking support to disadvantaged children

By Benjamin Trent and Paul Mitchell, 4 August 2016

More than 1.3 million schoolchildren in England—15 percent of the total—have been identified as needing special educational needs and disabilities support.

India ships food after mass protests by starving Indian workers in Saudi Arabia

By Kanda Gabriel, 4 August 2016

Laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia, the most reliable ally of US and European imperialism in the Middle East, are being left to starve by the thousands.

Sri Lankan opposition intensifies anti-government campaign

By W.A. Sunil, 4 August 2016

The Rajapakse opposition aims to fashion a right-wing, Sinhala chauvinist force to divide and take on the working class.

New Zealand ‘Rich List’ dominated by property speculators

By John Braddock, 4 August 2016

Big investors have seen “huge gains” to their share portfolios, while the property boom has “seeded fortunes for astute and opportune investors.”

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Was steckt hinter der Kampagne gegen Erdogan?

Von Ulrich Rippert, 4. August 2016

Nach dem gescheiterten Militärputsch wird der Druck auf die türkische Regierung verstärkt. Offensichtlich haben Washington und Berlin ihre Pläne für einen „Regime-Change“ nicht aufgegeben.

Neue US-Luftangriffe in Libyen

Von Peter Symonds, 4. August 2016

Die neue Aggression des US-Militarismus richtet sich offiziell gegen den IS, in Wirklichkeit soll er jedoch die Vorherrschaft der USA über die ganze Region garantieren.

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Encore des frappes aériennes dans la nouvelle guerre américaine en Libye

Par Peter Symonds, 4 août 2016

La nouvelle éruption du militarisme américain dirigée en nom contre l’Etat islamique vise plus largement à marquer la domination américaine à travers toute la région.

L’Espagne : Le parlement régional de Catalogne vote les prochaines étapes vers l’indépendance

Par Alejandro López, 4 août 2016

Le vote pour l’indépendance a aggravé la crise politique en Espagne, qui maintenant n’a pas de gouvernement depuis huit mois.

Élections législatives locales de 2016 à Berlin
Votez contre la guerre ! Votez PSG !

4 août 2016

Pour les élections au sénat de Berlin (assemblée législative), le 18 septembre prochain, le Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Parti de l’Egalité sociale) présente une liste de candidats à l’échelon du Land et une liste de candidats à l’élection directe dans les circonscriptions de Wedding, Tempelhof-Schöneberg et Friedrichshain.

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Perspective

Kerry backs Duterte’s murderous anti-drug campaign: “Placing a cheapness on the lives of Orientals”

4 August 2016

US Secretary of State Kerry pledged $32 million to fund Philippine President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign, involving death squads, police murders and concentration camps, in order to secure support for Washington’s war drive against China.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Stop the war drive in Syria and Libya! Workers of the world unite against war!

By Jerry White, 4 August 2016

Behind the backs of the American people, President Obama has ordered US military jets to bomb Libya even as the White House ratchets up its military intervention in Syria.

After the Democratic and Republican conventions
For a socialist alternative to the parties of austerity and war!

Socialist Equality Party campaigns for ballot status in Louisiana

By Tom Hall and Aaron Asa, 4 August 2016

Throughout the state, campaigners found widespread disaffection with the political establishment and interest in the party’s socialist program.

SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16 files petitions

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Commentary

The Green Party platform: Reformist politics in the service of imperialism

By Tom Hall, 4 August 2016

The Greens are being falsely presented as a “left” alternative in order to prevent workers and youth from drawing the necessary political lessons from the debacle of the Sanders campaign.

Socialist Alternative promotes Sanders’ “political revolution” without Sanders

Systemic abuses in Australia’s juvenile prisons: The class issues

By Mike Head, 4 August 2016

Concerted efforts are being made to divert the outrage over the Northern Territory abuses behind claims that the violence can be attributed solely to racism.

US homeownership rate falls to lowest level in 51 years

By Gabriel Black, 3 August 2016

Michigan Obamacare insurers request 17 percent premium hikes

By Kate Randall, 3 August 2016

From WikiLeaks’ Clinton Email Archive
The New York Times’ chief military correspondent met secretly with State Department in 2010 to bury Iraq War Logs

UK delays nuclear plant deal signed with France and China

China issues warning to Australia over South China Sea

Arts Review

A comment on the recent San Diego Comic-Con International

By Kevin Martinez, 4 August 2016

The convention attracts over 150,000 people each year to attend panels, workshops and events celebrating comic books and science fiction. What does this say about the official culture?

HBO’s Veep: Lots of profanity, but not enough of what’s truly ugly

By Carlos Delgado, 2 August 2016

Elvis, Scotty and Bill: In memory of guitar legend Scotty Moore

Mehring Books

New book by David North
A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

By David North, 11 July 2016

We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Science

The anti-scientific character of “race” as a concept

By Philip Guelpa, 3 August 2016

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin state election 2016
Vote against war! Vote PSG!
Election manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party

1 August 2016

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 25 April 2016

Socialist Equality Party

After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain

By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2016

SEP Australia holds Third National Congress

The Socialist Equality Party and the fight to build an international anti-war movement

SEP public meeting in Colombo: Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies!

Flint Water Crisis

Michigan attorney general charges six more state officials in Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 30 July 2016

Water officials envision doubling of city of Flint water rates

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Book Review

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

25 years ago: First site goes live on World Wide Web

On August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee launched the first-ever web site, marking the public debut of the World Wide Web.

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50 years ago: Army mutiny in Nigeria

On August 1, 1966, rebellious army detachments forced the handing of power to the army of chief of staff following the successful kidnapping and execution of Nigerian chief of state General Johnson T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi.

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Roosevelt extends Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union

On August 2, 1941 the Democratic administration in Washington headed by President Rosevelt extended the policy of “Lend-Lease” to the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: American socialist leader Tom Mooney indicted

On August 2, 1916, a San Francisco jury indicted five prominent socialist leaders of the working class, including Tom Mooney, on dubious charges stemming from the Preparedness Day bombing on July 22.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Take up the fight against war, austerity and dictatorship!
Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools!